Science : Separating Mixtures

Year 5 were tasked with the problem of separating a number of mixtures. They were given a wide range of apparatus and resources that they had to select and then use to separate the mixtures. There were many successes but also some incidents where children had to go back to the ‘drawing board’ and think again as their first attempts had not worked.

The children used sieves, colanders, funnels, filter paper and talked about evaporation. We also learned about reversible and irreversible changes through our investigation and we will be learning more about these changes in our next Science lesson.

Our Wonderful World Collages

Over the half term break, the children were asked to complete a collage using materials they could find outside. We have been practising our collage skills in Art, so this was an opportunity for the class to use these skills making art of their own choosing. Here is a picture of the children who completed the task showcasing their amazing abilities and artistic flair!

Wolf investigation

During our reading session, the children are preparing to read The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. We are the researching wolves before we begin. In partners, the children have a question to research, and will then present their findings to the class. They children have been using ipads and books to find out as much information as possible.

Football’s Coming Home!

Last week, our Year 5 and 6 boys attended a football competition in association with Barnsley College. I am really pleased to say that, just like at cross country, we have won again. I am really proud of all of the children that took part in this competition and it shows that all of the work that has been completed at after school football club has paid off. I would also like to thank Mr Rodgers (Barnsley College) who has been helping deliver our football PE lessons during school time this half term and developing our knowledge as teachers as how to deliver good or better PE lessons.

Murton Park

On Monday, Year 5 went to Murton Park and spent the day living as Viking settlers. The class had an amazing time learning how to bake bread, make a candle holder and even how to protect their settlement from raiders, which was very lucky as we were attacked by Anglo-Saxons!

The staff were wonderful and everyone enjoyed meeting Astrid, Wolf and the Jarl (even if he was a bit rude!) Thanks so much to Mrs Ellis, Mrs Richardson and especially Miss Shillito for being such a good sport!

Dressing as Vikings!
Dressing as a Viking warrior
A sailor, a warrior and a trader.
The mums of the group!
The dads!
Just doing a spot of farming.
Learning about a Viking house.
Learning about a Viking house.
Learning about a Viking house.
A lesson in how to use a Viking toilet.
Making candle holders in pottery.
Grinding grain to make flour.
Grinding grain to make flour.
Working very hard to grind grain!
Collecting wood for the fire.
Miss Shillito being motivated in the stocks!
Learning how to be Viking warriors.
Learning how to grind grain to make bread.
Practising how to charge!
Motivating Mrs Shillito
Defending our settlement from an Anglo-Saxon!

Year 5 and 6 Football

Yesterday, our Year 5 and 6 footballers travelled to Barnsley College to take part in a football competition. We were able to create three teams to ensure that everyone received plenty of game time. I was really proud to see that all of the hard work had paid off during our after school training sessions. Overall, we won the competition and brought home the trophy. Well done to all children who took part! There were some fantastic footballing displays and some people have given a very good impression of themselves for when we start the football league. There are still things to work at but we should be able to combat these problems at after school football. See you all on Tuesday!

Anglo-Saxons vs Vikings

In Year 5, we have been learning about the Anglo-Saxon and the Viking invasion of Britain. We had a debate about whether the Viking invasion of the monastery at Lindasfarne was justified. The children worked in groups to produce arguments, and then selected speakers to deliver the arguments and field questions from the opposition. The children worked very hard and raised some interesting points and worked well in groups.

Harvest Festival

In Year 5, we read a poem entitled Harvest Moon to celebrate the Harvest Festival. Bradley, Leah, Olivia, Heidi and Georgee all read extremely well in front of friends and family. We all helped collect food to be given to a food bank and are very grateful to anyone who donated.

Our poem readers.
Harvest Moon  – our harvest festival poem

Key Stage 2 are athletes!

Yesterday, children from Key Stage 2 travelled to Barnsley College to take part in a cross country competition. I knew that we were in a good position before we set off with the implementation of the Daily Mile across Key Stage 2. I didn’t know how good a position we were in until we arrived and began running. It was soon clear just how good our runners were. We were able to win the Year 3 girls, Year 4 girls, Year 5 girls and Year 6 girls’ races. This was a tremendous achievement for us and shows that the extra after school clubs that we have been running for the Y3, 4, 5 and 6 girls is beginning to have an impact. In addition to this, we also won the Y4 boys’ race. Our Year 4 boy ran an outstanding time and actually beat all of the Year 5 times. I am still awaiting results of the Year 6 times but a huge congratulations to this future potential Olympian. Overall, we also won the team competition which was a tremendous achievement. Everybody that finished their race gained points for our team so it really was a team race. GO TEAM KEXBOROUGH!